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USA stock futures flat as North Korea tensions, Hurricane Irma weigh

Despite Tuesday's fall, the benchmark S&P 500 ended on Wednesday within 15 points of its record closing high. In the banking sector, ANZ Banking, Westpac, Commonwealth Bank and National Australia Bank are lower in a range of 0.9 percent to 1.4 percent. [Full Article...]

Angry Birds Maker Rovio Confirms IPO

Angry Birds Maker Rovio Confirms IPO Rovio's operations are divided into two the Games and Brand Licensing units with the games business unit accounting for 79% of Rovio's revenue for the 12 months ended June 30, 2017. King Digital Entertainment, the creator of Candy Crush, was acquired in 2015 for a 20% discount to its IPO price amid revenue declines. Mobile-game makers often struggle to replicate the success of initial blockbuste... [Full Article...]

Russian condemns seizure of consulate in US

Russian condemns seizure of consulate in US And it does not reflect well on our American partners". Nothing can be done about it. But there is nothing we can do about this; this is the level of political culture among part of the American establishment. "We know that North Korea has nukes, we also know that North Korea has long-range artillery and it has other types of weapons and there are no weapons against long-range artillery - an... [Full Article...]

China salami slicing territory: Bipin Rawat

China salami slicing territory: Bipin Rawat The Army chief added that owing to this propaganda Pakistan believes India is its long-term adversary and will remain so. Bipin Rawat has said that India should be prepared for a war with Pakistan and China and that too at the same time. Referring to the 73-day long Dokalam standoff, the Army chief warned that the situation could gradually snowball into a larger conflict on the northern border. [Full Article...]

Hurricanes Jose, Katia gain strength

Hurricanes Jose, Katia gain strength Jose had winds up to 70 miles per hour, and the hurricane center said it could become a hurricane later today. Katia, a storm off the Mexican coast in the Gulf of Mexico, strengthened into a hurricane on Wednesday, the U.S. Katia is now about 185 miles northeast of the Mexican state of Veracruz, which is under hurricane watch. And Tropical Storm Katia is in the southern Gulf and is expected to... [Full Article...]

Nintendo Switch Being Held Back By Nintendo?

Nintendo Switch Being Held Back By Nintendo? Forget the Fisher Price feel of the Wii U gamepad with its loose rickety buttons and budget-looking screen, the Switch feels like a quality engineered product. Confirm the save file transfer by pressing "OK". HINT: Keep in mind that the Nintendo Switch will also need to be connected to the Nintendo Network. [Full Article...]

Charles Manson's youngest disciple granted parole for 2nd time

Charles Manson's youngest disciple granted parole for 2nd time That doesn't mean she's out, but it's a big step toward that. Brown rejected release previous year. She had been a high school homecoming princess, athlete and cheerleader before dropping out of school and joining the ragtag band of ersatz hippies who considered Manson, a career con man and petty criminal, to be a Christ-like figure. [Full Article...]

Germany welcomes Russia's call for UN Ukraine peacekeepers

Germany welcomes Russia's call for UN Ukraine peacekeepers The war between the two sides has killed more than 10,000 people in three years. A 2015 peace deal brokered by Germany and France helped reduce the scale of fighting, but regular clashes have continued. German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel on Tuesday cautiously welcomed the announcement, saying that "if this really constitutes an opportunity then we have to seize it". [Full Article...]

Dennis Rodman discusses friendship with Kim Jong

Rodman has apparently visited the Korean penninsula several times but that he and Kim rarely touch on politics. US President Donald Trump last month warned NKorea would be met with "Fire & Fury" if it continued to make threats. Rodman said he was not trying to defend the actions of Kim and was "just an ambassador for sports". Not at all. I just go over there for sports. "I've been around the... [Full Article...]

Putin, Moon urge swift end to North Korea crisis

Putin, Moon urge swift end to North Korea crisis Amid fears that the North Korean regime was planning a ballistic missile test similar to that conducted on July 4, the United States escalated its rhetoric and called upon the UN Security Council to completely isolate the so-called hermit kingdom from the outside world, including the severance of its fuel-trade channel with China . [Full Article...]

China remains persistent in denuclearizing Korean Peninsula: President Xi Jinping

China remains persistent in denuclearizing Korean Peninsula: President Xi Jinping It has been just more than a month since the Security Council adopted a sanctions resolution in the wake of the regime's two long-range ICBM tests, conducted in July, aiming to slash a third of Pyongyang's $3 billion annual export revenue by banning coal, iron, lead and seafood. [Full Article...]

United Nations mulls oil embargo on N.Korea, textile export ban

In a new diplomatic move, the White House wants the UN Security Council to slap an oil embargo on the secretive state as well as hitting dictator Kim Jong Un with a travel ban and freezing his assets. China is by far its biggest trading partner, responsible for around 90 percent of its commerce. Oh Joon, a former South Korean ambassador to the United Nations , told AFP that a suspension of ... [Full Article...]

Irma bearing down on Puerto Rico as Category 5 hurricane

Irma bearing down on Puerto Rico as Category 5 hurricane The eye of the storm passed over Barbuda , St. Barthelemy, and St. Martin. British Airways sent an empty aircraft to the region, bringing 326 customers back to the United Kingdom, and a Virgin Atlantic flight left Antigua five hours early to avoid the storm. [Full Article...]

13-Year-Old Rape Victim Granted Abortion by India's Supreme Court

13-Year-Old Rape Victim Granted Abortion by India's Supreme Court An abortion is not allowed after 20 weeks but the court allowed it based on a medical report. The court directed the victim to get admitted at Sir JJ Hospital in Mumbai on Thursday and asked the hospital authorities to terminate the pregnancy on Friday. [Full Article...]

Antonio Guterres calls N Korea's nuclear defiance 'most serious crisis' before world

Antonio Guterres calls N Korea's nuclear defiance 'most serious crisis' before world Speaking at a United Nations arms conference in Geneva on Tuesday, the envoy said he was proud of Pyongyang's latest nuclear test , saying it's a necessary deterrent, against perceived signs of hostility from the U.S. North Korea successfully launched two ICBMs in July with enough range to strike the U.S. mainland. He termed it as ridiculous. U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley told an emergency Se... [Full Article...]

Donald Trump sides with Democrats against Republicans over crucial debt ceiling vote

Donald Trump sides with Democrats against Republicans over crucial debt ceiling vote The proposal attaches the disaster aid to a government funding bill that would raise the U.S. debt limit and keep the government running through 15 December, setting up a fiscal showdown at the end of the year that Republicans had hoped to avoid. [Full Article...]

USA proposes sanctions banning oil to North Korea, freezing assets

Nine North Korean ships would be added the blacklist. The content of this image is as provided and can not be independently verified. Dennis Rodman has detailed his friendship with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and the activities the pair take part in when the retired basketball star visits the country. [Full Article...]

Repeal of Protection for US Dreamers, in Their Own Words

Repeal of Protection for US Dreamers, in Their Own Words The end of the program leaves many DACA recipients concerned they will be deported. Multiple sources confirmed the authenticity of the talking points to ABC News . All of them face deportation unless Congress is able find a way to address the situation, which it has failed to before, mostly owing to opposition from immigration hawks in the Republican Party. [Full Article...]

Nibali eats into Froome's Vuelta lead on tricky stage

Nibali eats into Froome's Vuelta lead on tricky stage Veteran Spanish rider Alberto Contador came in second, clawing back more than a minute on Froome to keep alive the race for the red jersey, after the Briton's impressive time-trial performance on Tuesday seemed to have ended it. "I don't think anyone enjoys gradients over 25 per cent but that is just how it is and it's the same for all of us", said Froome of the final climb. [Full Article...]

Hurricane Irma Gains Strength, Could Target Florida

Hurricane Irma Gains Strength, Could Target Florida Reports from an Air Force Hurricane Hunter aircraft indicate that the maximum sustained winds are near 180 mph with higher gusts, up from 175 mph to 180 mph with the 8 a.m. Hurricane Irma is very strong, and headed west. In the Dominican Republic, Public Works Minister Gonzalo Castillo was quoted by the AP as saying workers were clearing away road works and blocked sewer drains in preparation f... [Full Article...]


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